Edward IV, Part 3, short readeption bits & bobs
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Where did Edward go to exile in 1470?
During Henry VI's short reign, where was England at war with? Why, and also why was this unpopular?
- At war with Burgundy, because Warwick & MofA accepted support of Louis XI on condition that they would join him in war with Burgundy. Feb 1471 - H's government went to war with Burgundy, Edward's ally.
- Horrified English merchants because this would close off markets for England's woolen cloth.
- Also meant Burgundy supported Edward with 50,000 crowns.
- Also Henry's government went to war with Burgundy without consent of Parliament.
- There was every chance that they would support Edward when he returned to England.
When did Edward land in England? What did Clarence do?
- March 1471
- Clarence, with an army of 12,000, declared his support for Edward, and he forgave him for his former treachery!
When did Edward reach London, and what did the Londoners do?
- April 1471
- Londoners opened the gates for Edward and were welcomed into the capital.
When was the Battle of Barnet and what happened?
- April 1471
- Warwick defeated even though he had the larger army.
- Warwick was killed.
When was the Battle of Tewkesbury? Results?
- May 1471
- Edward fort the remaining Lancastrians who were raising the army, eg. MofA, Prince Edward, Jasper Tudor.
- Edward once again victorious.
- Prince Edward and many other Lancastrians, (eg. Edmund & John Beaufort killed)
- That night, Henry VI was killed in the Tower.
- Jasper and Henry Tudor managed to flee to France.
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